Another one of my periodical roundups, featuring other wee bits and bobs I’ve done in amongst my #PortraitChallenge efforts.
8th December 2018 Brexit—the gift that keeps on giving! Here’s a super present idea for Christmas. Guaranteed hours of ennui for all the family!
11th January 2019 They say today’s news headlines are tomorrow’s fish & chip wrapper. And, sometimes, yesterday’s #PortraitChallenge is today’s washing up.
15th January 2019 Hilarious hospital themed cartoon....
[ Read More ]#PortraitChallenge
30 Jan 2019
Around the end of July, I came across an account on Twatter called @StudioTeaBreak who set a number of artistic challenges throughout the week, for folks to have a go at.
One that took my fancy was one they call #PortraitChallenge whereby, every Thursday, @StudioTeaBreak post a famous [or not so famous] painting, sculpture or whatever which could be considered a “portrait” and then, anyone who fancies a go at it either copies the portrait or produces their own interpretation of it....
[ Read More ]17th July 2018 Cartoon Roundup
17 Jul 2018
A couple of random other cartoons [and a bit of Photoshop fun] which I managed to squirt out in the middle of my World Cup Cartoons marathon.
10th July 2018 More Brexit-related fun for all the family, as various cabinet ministers ‘spit the dummy’ over concerns that the whole fiasco might not be enough of a clusterfuck yet.
11th July 2018 Cod-faced fuckwitt Michael Gove announces plans to ban Wood-Burning Stoves as a way of combatting Climate Change....
[ Read More ]World Cup 2018 Cartoons
16 Jul 2018
In one of my habitual ‘Moments of Madness’ I resolved to draw a one-frame gag cartoon every day for the duration of the World Cup… well, every day there was a match!
Needless to say, after barely a week, this became a tedious chore. Not helped by the twin facts that:
A: I’m not interested in football, at all B: I miscalculated the length of the tournament and thought it only lasted a fortnight Still....
[ Read More ]National Selfie Day
21 Jun 2018
According to the Twitterati, today was “National Selfie Day”. Because it’s always “National <fucking something > Day” on Twatter —and people definitely need more encouragement to fill the internets up with vacuous pouting orange-faced selfies.
But still. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. So here is my contribution to the Exhibition of Egoism.
First of all, one I found in an old sketchbook from 20 odd years ago. Probably the last time I tried to draw myself with serious intent....
[ Read More ]Cult of Personality
07 Oct 2015
Mr. WiPpy Today’s hilarious jape is based on my girlfriend’s experience of dealing with Apple’s online chat support the other day – after she’d been unable to book a ‘Genius Bar’ appointment online. Skillfully blending all that’s worst in Customer Service on both sides of the Atlantic, the people she ‘chatted’ to online combined an almost manic ‘feeling your pain’ Californian empathy, with a traditional British reluctance to help –which was really quite disturbing....
[ Read More ]We're All in This Together
06 Oct 2015
Tools of the trade Flushed with the success of my foray into porcine punning yesterday, which received no less than a collosal FOUR! re-tweets on Twitter [and three of them weren’t even me!] –I decided to return to the fray today, with another cartoon inspired by the Conservative Party Conference, taking place just down the road at the mo’.
As with yesterday’s, I’ll show you the finished cartoon first and then anyone who’s still awake and interested in ‘artistic gestation’ can read on for the Work-in-Progress report....
[ Read More ]Piggate
05 Oct 2015
A tidy desk is the sign of an untidy mind When the missus mentioned the ‘Piggate’ scandal to me this morning, I couldn’t resist the temptation to have a go at a wee bit of a topical political cartoon. Yes, I know “topical” is stretching it a bit, but I’ve not been paying much attention to the news over the past week or so. So it was ‘topical news’ for me....
[ Read More ]Carry on Herman Logo Revisited
01 Oct 2015
Colour me OCD Those of you who read yesterday’s post on coming up with a new ‘Carry on Herman’ logo [ie. No-one on the entire planet] will remember that our hero retired dazed to his fart-sack for the night, still in two minds as to what format the text on the logo should take.
With bated breath, said non-existent readership will have stampeded back to this site today to find out what the outcome was…...
[ Read More ]Carrying on Doodling
30 Sep 2015
As the latest part of my ongoing campaign to reclaim much of the verbal diarrhoea that I’ve been spewing out onto the web over the past decade –in attempt to persuade people to pay me to do similar ‘stuff’ for them, I’ve been importing one of my old blogs, called Carry on Herman from Tumblr into Hugo, so I can host it myself. A task I look forward to immensely. [This being the third blog I’ve done this with....
[ Read More ]Paws for Thought
22 Sep 2015
Today, I have mostly been embarking on one of my habitual quests to finally learn how to draw cartoon hands properly, sometime before the heat death of The Universe.
This latest half-arsed attempt was triggered by two things; firstly, I’ve got to draw a cartoon header for a blog of mine I’m currently rescuing from the clutches of Tumblr and; secondly, the other day I came across a set of PDFs of the complete Asterix the Gaul books, which I’d forgotten I had and –flipping through them– I remembered how much I always admired Albert Uderzo’s mastery of hands....
[ Read More ]Ireland Sketchbook 2015
22 Sep 2015
I always have great intentions to produce some worthwhile art while I’m on holiday –and not just spend the entire time pickling my liver and eating lard by the wheelbarrowful. In reality, if I produce anything at all of an even vaguely artistic bent, it’s usually ‘sub-back-of-an-envelope’ scrawlings, which make mockery of the selfless sacrifice made by the trees who gave their lives that I might have something to daub upon....
[ Read More ]Nice Irish Bread Logo
22 Sep 2015
I snipped this wee logo from a packet of bread we bought in Ireland the other week [one of the local brands], coz I thought it was a pretty cute wee character. Unfortunately I’ve completely forgotten who the bread company in question was. But I think we picked it up from either Aldi or Supervalu in Co. Sligo.
The usual fantastic cash prize* for the smart boy or girl to recognise it and let me know, in the comments, who uses it on their bread packaging....
[ Read More ]Out of the Pens of Babes and Sucklings
10 Jun 2015
Portrait of the author as an old man The astute reader may remember the above illustration from such posts of mine as “Arse-Sum!”. It was done by my wee niece when I was up visiting the in-laws over Christmas and is a portrait of your humble author.
What many art critics don’t realise is that the piece is actually one half of a diptych –both halves of which I am lucky enough to have in my private collection....
[ Read More ]Anti-Electioneering
08 May 2015
Apropos of nothing much really.
Just a couple of cartoons I scribbled yesterday and stuck on my Twatter feed throughout the day –to nail my apathetic colours to the “None of the Above” mast.
[ Read More ]Primary Lesson
26 Nov 2013
Yesterday I metaphorically ‘broke the sod’ on a wee project that’s been rattling about in the nether regions of my otherwise vacant skull for a while now. I’m not giving away too much at the minute –mainly because the idea is still in the embryonic stages– but if I say it involves a reindeer with a red nose, you probably get some idea of where this is going.
Anyway, as the following sketchbook scans show, Initially I stupidly tried to draw a cartoon reindeer from my imagination, with the result that it ended up looking like someone had chewed up a load of pencil shavings and projectile vomitted them onto the page....
[ Read More ]What an Old Bag!
I’ve been neglecting my increasingly froth-lipped scroodl repostings of late and I have so many accumulated in the reserve stash that, when I tried to upload them all at once, all smoke started coming out of Tumblr and a man shouted “Hey, you! Stop that, or you’ll break the internet!”
Anyway, here’s the first batch. these were originally posted on scroodl between 14th and 23rd April.
As ever, top British secret agent Colonel Wanderbury features quite prominently, fighting his ongoing valiant rearguard action against the despicable Baron von Brücken-Stempfl and his invading hordes of Nazi triffids....
[ Read More ]British Cartoon Archive
22 Jan 2011
This is a great site for anyone interested in the history of newspaper and magazine cartooning.
The British Cartoon Archive is located in Canterbury at the University of Kent’s Templeman Library. It has a library, archive, and exhibition gallery, and is dedicated to the history of British cartooning over the last two hundred years. The BCA holds the artwork for more than 150,000 British editorial, socio-political, and pocket cartoons, supported by large collections of comic strips, newspaper cuttings, books and magazines....
[ Read More ]Premature Felicitation
24 Dec 2010
Seeing as how I’ll be doing the rounds tomorrow; stuffing my face with booze and food, and unlikely to be going anywhere near the comp to upload this, you’ll have to accept my Christmas greetings a bit early.
Have a good one everybody and, as Tiny Tim would say: “Gawd bless us, one and all!”
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